The Amputee Coalition kicks off February celebrating Black History Month and the achievements of African Americans. In recognition of this significant month, we will feature Foluso Fakorede M.D. as the guest speaker for our Quarterly All Advocate Call today, February 1, at 7:00 pm EST.
Dr. Fakorede grew up in Nigeria and immigrated to the United States as a teenager. He earned his undergraduate degree in biology from Rutgers University in New Jersey and a medical degree from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson School in Camden, New Jersey. He completed his internship and residency in internal medicine at New York Presbyterian Weill Cornell Hospital. Dr. Fakorede returned to New Jersey to complete a fellowship in cardiology, interventional cardiology, and endovascular intervention at Cooper University Hospital in Camden, New Jersey. During his fellowship, Dr. Fakorede was honored with the distinction of Chief Cardiology Fellow. He specializes in preventative cardiovascular management, women’s heart health and catheter-based procedural focus in coronary atherosclerosis disease (CAD) and peripheral atherosclerosis disease (PAD). He currently serves on the vascular disease committee for the Society of Cardiac Angiography and Intervention (SCAI) and is an active member of the American Heart Association (AHA) Patient Advocacy Group.
Dr. Fakorede provides congressional testimony on the epidemic of peripheral arterial disease and spearheads the “sprint to zero amputation campaign: with policy actions proposed to stop unnecessary amputations.” His work champions health equality and has been featured in Business Insider, Men’s Health Magazine and Reader’s Digest. He was honored by The ROOT 100 most influential African Americans 2020 and was invited to become a member of the Men’s Health Magazine Advisory Board.
We are thrilled to have Dr. Fakorede join us as our guest speaker for the All-Advocate Call. This is an event you won’t want to miss! Registration is still open. Sign up at http://www.amputee-coalition.org/alladvocatecall.